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Will a door edge guard cause rust or other issues?

I would like to place a u-shaped rubber door guard provided with double sided tape along the edges of my car doors to avoid damage against other cars or against walls. I wonder whether this protection ...
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Windshield replacement damaged molding?

I just recently had a windshield replaced by safelite. I noticed when I got the car back, both the driver side and passenger side plastic molding at the bottom of the windshield is separated about a ...
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Tips for freeing throttle bodies stuck to head due to old rubber boots

I am trying to perform a service on my motorcycle. To do this I need to free the throttle bodies so other engine components can move. The motorcycle is 15 years old. I had expected some difficulty ...
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I hit a curb and something got dislocated from under the vehicle. I wonder what is it

I was driving one day and accidentally hit a curb. When I check the damage, I see that this thing is now dangling from the bottom. It's located almost directly beneath the engine to one side. The ...
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What is the purpose of this rubber tab on the leading edge of the window? [duplicate]

Last week I parked next to a much older vehicle at work, and I saw this: It reminded me of my old 1995 Geo Prizm, which also had a tab like this on the leading edge of the front windows. However, I ...
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What class of cleaning/detailing products do I use for artificial/imitation leather?

I just bought a Tesla Model 3, and it's full of artificial leather (seats, dash, doors, center console...) When browsing car detailing/maintenance stores, I find 2 separate "classes" of cleaners and ...
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Grease/lubricate rubber stabilizer bar bushings?

I just bought a set of these bushings to replace the worn-out ones in my front stabilizer bar. The set did not include any grease or lubricant. The manufacturer doesn't state the construction ...